Willie Mullins has several runners in the G1 Derby Sale Novice Hurdle including the favourite Ballyburn but the first we take a look at is Absurde. The six-year-old has been switching between runs on the flat and over hurdles, winning the Ebor at York in the process back in August last year.
He begun well over hurdles in May last term, winning at Killarney before finishing sixth in a listed contest at Galway. He then travelled here for the G1 Future Champion Novice Hurdle with a bit of promise but was pulled up before the last flight.
This is another tough test and it would be surprising to see him win against some good novices. Brian Hayes will do the steering.